Life changes, and moving on
Many of you saw a mysterious tweet of mine a few days ago, talking about big changes happening in my life. Now that the dust has settled a bit, I can share the news with you.
I broke up with BF.
This has come as a shock to a lot of people. We have been together for 3.5 years, and never really let on that anything was wrong. Even though for me personally, this has been a long time coming, it is still incredibly difficult to deal with as you can imagine. Of course, because mutual friends and loved ones read this blog, I’m not going to go into the details about why this has happened. The decision came after a lot of serious thought about where I see myself in the future, and has nothing to do with anything that he has done. He is an amazing person, and I truly wish the best for him.
Moving forward, I will be okay. I’d like to think that I’m independent and resourceful. I have a great job, I have friends and family that care about me, and I have hobbies that will keep me busy. Still, I can’t help but be heartbroken and saddened that I’ve lost my best friend.
I am going to buy a place on my own.
The property search will continue. For the longest time, I thought I’d never be able to buy a place on my own. It scared me. But over the past few months, I’ve come to realize that I can do this by myself. While it’s not the most important thing in my life, it’s been my #1 goal since I started the process of getting out of debt. And now that I am finally in a position to buy a place, I can’t believe I’m doing it in Vancouver – where I never thought I’d end up (I’m an island girl at heart). But it’s the right place for me to be, and I’m very excited.
There you have it. Life changes sometimes, and it’s hard, and scary, and overwhelming. But I firmly believe that how you deal and react to these kinds of situations really sets the tone for the future and shapes you as a person. You learn from everything you do, and you just have to move forward knowing that you’re stronger because of it.
And now, a little “Chin Up, Cheer Up” by Ryan Adams.
Author: Krystal Yee
I’m a writer, personal finance blogger, and marketing professional based in Vancouver. I’m a former Toronto Star (Moneyville) columnist, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Saving and Investing, and co-founder of the Canadian Personal Finance Conference. When I’m not working, you can usually find me running, playing field hockey, or plotting my next adventure.